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Burton Albion 1-1 Exeter City

Adam McGurk rescued a point for Burton as they drew with mid-table Exeter at the Pirelli Stadium.

The former Tranmere winger converted Zeli Ismail's cross to level shortly after the visitors had gone in front with an own goal from Ian Sharps.

Home goalkeeper Dean Lyness parried John O'Flynn's shot against the unfortunate Sharps and into the net.

Exeter's Scot Bennett missed the best chance of a winner for either side, firing over the bar from six yards.

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Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

Gary Rowett

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Post-match: Burton manager Rowett

"If you'd told me we were going to draw before the game, I would have been disappointed because it was a big game for us today.

"If we'd won it, it would have given us a big impetus for the next two, but after seeing how the game went and how we played and what the conditions were like, I would have to say it was probably a point gained.

"It might be an important point at the end of the season. We didn't play anywhere near well enough."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 16Lyness
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 23Palmer
  • 6Sharps
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 19Ismail
  • 8Weir
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forKnowlesat 67'minutes
  • 29KeeSubstituted forAlexanderat 60'minutes
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forHusseyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Siegrist
  • 3Hussey
  • 5Diamond
  • 7Bell
  • 9Alexander
  • 11MacDonald
  • 18Knowles

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2ButterfieldBooked at 69mins
  • 3Woodman
  • 4Bennett
  • 5Baldwin
  • 6Coles
  • 7Sercombe
  • 29Grimes
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 22Keohane
  • 11DaviesBooked at 13mins

Substitutes

  • 8Oakley
  • 10Gow
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 20Nichols
  • 25Parkin
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,227

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home3
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Exeter City 1.

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Arron Davies (Exeter City).

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John O'Flynn (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Chris Hussey replaces Jimmy Phillips.

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

Booking

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Adam McGurk.

Attempt saved. Gary Alexander (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Gary Alexander replaces Billy Kee.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Exeter City 1. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Zeli Ismail.

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Ian Sharps, Burton Albion. Burton Albion 0, Exeter City 1.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins Burton Albion 0, Exeter City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Exeter City 0.

Attempt saved. John O'Flynn (Exeter City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield2915952154
2Scunthorpe29131241451
3Oxford Utd28131051649
4Fleetwood28153101248
5Southend2813871247
6Rochdale281459947
7Burton281387447
8Newport261097539
9Dag & Red2910910139
10Wimbledon2910811-138
11Morecambe2810810-438
12Plymouth289910-636
13York3081111-335
14Cheltenham288119-435
15Hartlepool299812-535
16Exeter289712-434
17Accrington278811-632
18Portsmouth2971111-932
19Mansfield2971111-932
20Bury2771010-331
21Bristol Rovers287912-530
22Wycombe287813-629
23Torquay287813-1329
24Northampton275814-1623
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